Final Year Clinical Rotations
Our practice is part of the Institute of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool and plays a vital role in the education of final year veterinary students. Our vets are members of academic staff, are all experienced instructors and are responsible for the teaching and supervision of veterinary students alongside their duties as veterinary surgeons.
In the final (fifth) year of their degree, veterinary students undergo Clinical Rotations, which are blocks of clinical placements within each department of the veterinary school. The final year of their studies is a practical hands-on year where our students learn and have chance to practice the practical clinical skills that will be essential for them in their future career. Our students rely on our vets to teach them whilst on placement, to demonstrate techniques and to allow students to perform and practice their clinical skills. Leahurst Equine Practice is responsible for the "Equine Practice" rotation and we have students with us for most weeks of the year.
Our vets will always ask your permission prior to allowing students to perform techniques (eg, vaccinating your horse) and students are always under veterinary supervision. If you have any concerns regarding students performing techniques on your horse (eg, if your horse is very needle shy), please inform the vet at the time of the visit.
We are extremely grateful that our clients are understanding of this crucial role that our practice plays in the education of our future vets. Please say hello to our students when you see them out on calls with our vets - students are usually the ones dressed in green overalls!
EMS Placements - Veterinary Students
We welcome EMS students on placement at the practice though we only accept placement bookings during weeks where we do not have final years on clinical rotations. These weeks usually fall over term holidays (eg, Easter & Christmas) or during the summer months. If you would like to book a placement at Leahurst Equine Practice please contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, year of study, University and which dates you have available.
Work experience placements
Due to insurance reasons we are unable to accept students under the age of 18 at the practice, though school & college students are welcome on placement at the Equine Hospital (Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital).
Thinking of studying Veterinary Science?
We are passionate about and committed to the education of new generations of vets! If you are thinking of studying Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool please have a look at our undergraduate admissions website and information for prospective applicants page.